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Texas PRK Surgery

PRK surgery is form of laser eye surgery that is less risky than some of the other vision correction procedures. There is no incision made with a metal blade like other eye surgeries. This procedure uses a cool beam ultraviolet light to correct the shape of the cornea. Many people who cannot have LASIK eye surgery can have the PRK surgery. These patients may have thin corneas or they may suffer from excessive dry eyes. Most doctors will recommend only have one eye done at a time due to the amount of time it takes to heal. The recovery process is a bit longer than other eye surgeries.

During the procedure the doctor will use special eye drops to numb the eye. This is an outpatient procedure so no general anesthesia is required. The doctor will use a special to hold the eye open during the surgery. The epithelium layer of the eye is removed using a special alcohol solution to weaken the tissue and loosen the layer. This is the protectant film that covers the cornea. The doctor will sue the laser light to reshape the cornea. Then he will place a special clear contact lens as the bandage until the new epithelium grows back within three days.

This surgery is highly accurate in correcting the vision therefore it is extremely successful. Many doctors in the Texas area use this surgery for their patients who are good candidates. The procedure is performed at a surgical eye center or a doctor’s office. The average cost for PK surgery in Texas is $1,500 per eye. This price can vary according to the type of facility it is performed at and the credentials of the doctor. Other factors can include the amount of vision correction that is needed and the amount of conditions being corrected.

The procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete, of which only one to two minutes are done by the laser. It normally takes about one to three months for the eye to heal, and it can take up to a year for the full vision potential can be seen. The patient will experience mild discomfort after the surgery, but will normally see a big improvement in their vision. The patient will typically have several follow up visits with their eye doctor to measure the changes in the vision and the success of the surgery. Many patients reach 20/20 vision after surgery without the use of corrective lenses.

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Key Whitman Eye Center
910 N. Davis, Suite 400
Arlington, TX 76012
Dell Laser Consultants
901 Mopac Expressway S., Suite 350
Austin, TX 78746
Eye LASIK Austin
6500 N. Mopac, Building 2, Suite 2101
Austin, TX 78731
Howerton Eye Clinic
2712 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78746
Eye Center of Texas
6565 W. Loop S., Suite 650
Bellaire, TX 77401
Southwestern Medical Center
1801 Inwood Road, 4th floor
Dallas, TX 75390
The LASIK Vision Institute
5728 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75240
Newman & Taub Vision Center
5744 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 150
Dallas, TX 75240
Tylock Eye Care & Laser Center
3100 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75062
Maddox Laser Eye Center
601 Sunland Park Dr. #2
El Paso, TX 79912
New Vision Laser Center
424 Executive Center Blvd., Ste. 101
El Paso, TX 79902
Cornea Associates of Texas
900 W. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 203
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Texas Eye and Laser Center
3405 Locke Ave, Suite 100
Ft. Worth, TX 76107
Eye Clinic of Texas
2302 Avenue P
Galveston, TX 77550
Mary T. Green, M.D., Ph.D, FACS
6624 Fannin, Suite 2105
Houston, TX 77030
Yankelove Cataract & Laser Specialists
8800 Katy Freeway, Suite 107
Houston, TX 77024
Baylor Vision
1977 Butler Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
West Texas Eye Associates
5109 80th street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Laser Eye Center of Lubbock
4804 South Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79414
Laser Vision Institute at Texas Tech Medical
4004 82nd Street, Building 200
Lubbock, TX 79423
DeHaven Eye Clinic
908 N. Pacific
Mineola, TX 75713
Real Eyes Vision Center
218 East Austin Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
The M LASIK Center
1208 Village Creek
Plano, TX 75093
Ophthalmology Associates of Richardson
770 N. Coit Rd. Suite 2486
Richardson, TX 75080
Better Eyes Lasik Center
7810 Louis Pasteur Dr., Ste. 100-B
San Antonio, TX 78229
2833 Babcock Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
Clearview Laser Vision Center
1980 E. State Hwy 114W
Southlake, TX 76092

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